Earth Day Wildlife Wanderings

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In observance of Earth Day, I took a stroll through the trails of the Calusa Nature Center, which is a local sanctuary here in the northeastern corner of Fort Myers, Florida. Most, if not all of the wildlife in captivity at the nature center has been injured in some way - they are either under rehab in preparation for release, or else they are permanent residents who cannot be returned to the wild.
Tortoises at the Calusa Nature Center


Here are some tortoises crowding together in a patch of sun. They love to be warm.

Lubber, sans blubber


The nature center boasts a collection of fossilized whale bones, including the skull, that were found on Fort Myers Beach. Here's a young Eastern Lubber grasshopper taking a rest on the skull bone.

Publix says, "Thank you"...


After my nature center stroll, I went to the grocery store and was rewarded for using a reusable bag with this cute little green keychain thingie. I thought it was funny that the bag I used had actually been obtained at a different store, but I guess Publix isn't being picky...

One of the things I did at the nature center was mobile blogging, which is not unusual for me - but I didn't do it HERE, at My Mobile Adventures *~*~*, which IS a bit unusual. I have an iPod Touch and there was this free app called Zapd, which essentially lets you create a photo blog on the fly with your iDevice. Although my iPod Touch doesn't take fabulous photos (only a 2MP camera), I still wanted to experiment, so I thought I'd test drive it today.

But... you protest - don't you need a wi-fi connection with the iPod Touch? Why yes, yes you do! Which is why I was tethered to my phone the whole time I hiked :) Not the kind of thing I'd want to do all the time, as I already have a mobile blogging solution and this used twice the in-the-field battery power normally necessary for mobile blogging. But it was fun and easy, so I thought I'd share -

Happy Earth Day 2011 SWFL - CLICK HERE to see my first Zapd site

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  2 comments for “Earth Day Wildlife Wanderings

  1. April 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I hope you stomped on that Eastern Lubber! They are sooo destructive and non beneficial.

    Tink *~*~* Reply:

    No can do, Chris – you have to remember where I was! Can’t do stuff like that at a Nature Center/preserve. I’d end up in a cage with the vultures!

    ;)

    *~*~*

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